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  1. Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle, Study Suggests

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new study may take the fizz out of New York City's bid to improve health by banning super-sized sugary drinks: It suggests restaurants could bypass the rules, and make more money to boot, by offering pairs of drinks that a

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  2. Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women who struggle with chronic obesity end up engaging in less and less routine physical activity, new research shows, confirming what may seem obvious to some. The investigating team acknowledged that their observation so clearly

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  3. Competitive Cash-for-Weight-Loss Plans Work Best?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Paying people to lose weight works, but some sort of competition or group effort may make it work even better, a new study reports. The research showed how two company-sponsored weight-loss programs produced different re

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  4. Cut Out Mealtime Distractions, Help Manage Weight?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Too much multitasking could make you overeat, a new study suggests. So if you're finding it hard to reach or maintain your ideal weight, slowing down and savoring your meal might help. Taking the time to focus on your

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  5. Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A simple breath test may be able to tell if you are overweight or will be in the future, a new study suggests. According to the findings, results from a standard breath test used to assess bacterial overgrowth in the gut can als

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  6. Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States. Most deaths occurred in middle- to low-income countries, the Harv

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  7. Cash Rewards, Fines May Spur People to Shed Pounds

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Money talks when it comes to motivating people to lose weight, a new study shows. And it doesn't have to be a ton of cash, either. Just receiving $20 a month for losing 4 pounds -- or having to hand over $20 for not shedding the

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  8. Fast Food Makes Up 11% of Calories in U.S. Diet

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Fast food fare from restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Pizza Hut accounted for more than 11 percent of the calories in American adults' daily diets in recent years, federal health officials reported Thu

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  9. Watchdog Group Calls for Sugared Soda Regulation

    Feb. 14, 2013 -- Added sugars in soft drinks are hazardous to health and need to be at lower levels, according to a new citizen petition from the watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The petition, co-signed by prominent scientists, professional societies, health-advocacy

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  10. Healthier Menus May Boost Restaurants' Business

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A leaner menu may lead to a fatter wallet for those invested in the restaurant industry, research suggests. According to a new analysis, business improved when restaurant chains offered more low-calorie fare. After moni

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